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  1. Help my friends with tank mates!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hey there, all! A friends of mine is new to the world of betta owning, and she's looking at getting a few little tankmates for her little guy, and we're looking for some suggestions! She has a 2.5 gallon tank, but is thinking of upgrading to a 5 gallon before she gets any friends for her buddy...
  2. Has anyone had issues with Mopani?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a small-ish piece of mopani wood in my betta's habitat. I read somewhere that they can cause issues because of slime, roughness, and so on. I haven't had any issues with the piece yet. Actually my betta mostly avoids the wood, and prefers the areas of open water. I have some lingering...
  3. Foods that help boost immune system?

    Betta Fish Care
    Do you have any suggestions on what I should feed my betta so it will help strengthen his immune system? There's no problem with him right now, I just want to get something that will possibly help him.
  4. Artificial Plant Suggestions?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! So I am starting up my tank again and getting another betta. I had live plants in my last tank, but for the time being I want to use artificial. I might plant the tank later, it really depends. I'm definitely getting a marimo moss ball because I love how they look and they're easy. I...
  5. Worried about my new betta

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got a betta fish to replace my old last week and I am worried that he is not adapting well to the new environment. He has a 2.5-5 gallon tank ( I can't remember, but it's smaller than 10 gallons). He stays up at the top of the tank and doesn't really swim around a lot. I'm just worried...
  6. Should I confront?

    Betta Chat
    So I recently purchased a lovely Halfmoon male( Flavio ) Who quite obviously had fin damage. I also purchased two veil tail males from the same pet store ( Indigo and Sprig ). I also have a dumbo halfmoon male (Fabio )who ALSO had substantial fin damage and was yes, yet again from the same pet...
  7. Fin Rot Emergency?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    One of my bettas has had this fin rot for a while and it just wont go away.:-( I've read that trimming the tail would help get rid of the problem. Is this true? Info: I've been treating him with antibiotics ( API® T.C. Tetracycline Freshwater Bacterial Infection Treatment) He's currently in a...
  8. Filter Help! Are these filters poopy? How do I improve them? Filter suggestions?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Alright, this is my first time ever posting on this website, or even a website of this nature as a matter of fact, so I'm a bit nervous. I hope I don't embarrass myself.. I've been wanting a pet for a while now, and after several hours worth of thorough research and a hardy battle with my...
  9. Film on water

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so in the few years that I've been keeping bettas I haven't had any trouble with the tank and filter combo I have. I don't remember the name or brand to be honest, it was a gift from about 3 and a half years ago so I'm not much help there... However, since I've moved recently I've been...
  10. New Betta, name suggestions?

    Betta Pictures
    So I just picked this guy up a couple days ago, I just fell in love with his coloration. Couldn't get it on camera very well, but in some lighting/certain angles his fins appear purple and pink and in other lighting/angles his fins appear red and green. Haven't gotten a name for him yet, though...
  11. Need a Summer Home ASAP!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I've got three bettas, and I need some help. I'm leaving my fish in a friend's care while I take an internship that's really far away. I want to make it as easy as possible for her, so I'm looking for three tanks that have good filters that aren't too strong for bettas. They need to be easy...
  12. Before I Drop $130 on Upgrades...

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello everyone, I've finally decided to stop circling around a planted tank and go ahead with one. I've decided on a low tech setup, using Eco-complete and Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights (copy and paste lol), to upgrade my ten gallon with generic LED lighting and some...
  13. 8 gallons, what fish?

    Other Fish
    I currently keep one 10g planted tank with a betta, but am purchasing a 7.9 gallon cube tank from a friend. I mainly want it as a planted tank, but would love some shrimp or fish for it. Since I devote most of my time to college classes and already have one betta (and may soon be adopting a...
  14. Hoods & accessories for 10 gal?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm buying a bare 10 gal once Petco's sale starts and I'll be planting it with low-med light plants. I have an idea on what plants I'd like, but I'm not sure yet. The plants I like are Moneywort, Anubias frazeri, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Brazilian pennywort, Anacharis, and Dwarf baby tears...
  15. new filter suggestions?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi. I have my lovely betta in a roughly 7 gallon tank. The filter I currently use is a superfish aquaflow 50. He loves the bubbles from it and likes to swim through them. Unfortunately, as I have seem to have found before, my filter is now damaged. I've given it a clean out, checked the...
  16. New Aquarium Suggestions?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am upgrading my betta from his current aquarium to a larger 5.5 gallon. He lives with a mystery snail right now. Any suggestions as to what else I can put in my tank after he is settled in? I was considering a few nerite snails, or an algae eater of some kind, or an african dwarf frog. Maybe...
  17. Best tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everyone! I'm still in search of a tank that I can buy for my betta, and I'm really struggling. I was wondering what kinds of tanks you guys use for your bettas. Preferably, it'd like either a 3 or 5 gallon tank. I'll be taking this tank to and from college in the fall, so something...
  18. Thoughts on the topfin 2.6 gallon tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! I'm thinking of upgrading my betta, Mars, to a larger tank. I looked into the topfin 2.6 gallon tank: http://m.petsmart.com/mt/www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20221256&f=PAD%2FpsNotAvailInUS%2FNo Since this next tank I buy will most likely be the tank I take to...
  19. New tank suggestions?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've been thinking of buying a bigger tank for Mars soon. He is such an active fish, I'm starting to think he must be getting bored in his 1 gallon tank. Does anyone have any suggestions for a nice 3 gallon tank that is good for bettas but also won't break the bank? Thanks!
  20. heater Suggestions?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was given 3 gallon half moon tank by a friend, and I'm getting the AZOO Mignon Filter 60. It's also going to be planted I already have a light for it. The only problem that I have is I can't find a heater with good enough review to trust. I don't want to bake the fish or have the heater go out...
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